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>> Coming up on CNET Live blog guru and Word Press founder, Matt Mulenwig [assumed spelling] is here.
>> Plus a gold and diamond plated Macbook.
>> Diamonds are Molly's best friend. And we'll pop the hood up on a PS three and rip out its heart. It's all coming up on CNET Live.
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>> Welcome to CNET Live. I'm Tom Merritt, Molly Wood filling in for the vacationing Brian Cooley, who assigned himself a day off or something, right?
>> Yeah, he gives himself good assignments.
>> Yeah. So thanks for filling in.
>> Thanks for having me.
>> It was good having you last time, so you, I'm glad that we didn't scare you away.
>> It's like buzz out loud on TV.
>> And with questions. You can call us live, 888-900-CNET is the number. Give us a call, ask us your questions. There's not all that many lines open so you might want to get in there and get your call in right now. We'll be starting the questions in just a few moments, so you have a second. When you do call, Andrea will pick up the phone and get you all lined up, she's in there setting people up right now.
>> Hi Andrea.
>> Hi Andrea, thanks for, it's like a rotating cast in there all the time.
>> It is a little bit. I know you were expecting to see Cooley, but not today.
>> No, Cooley actually is gone this time, he's not just hiding in the phone booth.
>> Yes. All right, I know this is Cooley's line, hey, hey, it's time for Things We Crave.
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>> These are some of our favorite things from the Crave blog at crave.cnet.com. Go check them out for yourself, pick your favorite. Mine this week is the battle of the non-violent robots.
>> That sounds like a conflict in terms there, a little bit of a -
>> Like they would just stare at each other or something.
>> Yeah, what do they -
>> See it's too obvious when you have the violent robots.
>> It's a sit-in, like a robot sit-in.
>> When the violent robots battle, you know what's gonna happen.
>> So you got to have the non-violent robots battling.
>> So this is a Crave invention, this [inaudible] tournament.
>> Yeah, this has been going on on Crave for a couple of weeks, we're now into the quarter finals in the different divisions. And the way it works is you go on the site and vote, and then your votes decide who moves on into the next round. So for instance in the prototype division, Asimo [assumed spelling] taking on beer launching fridge.
>> I got to go beer launching.
>> I don't know why Asimo even gets a number one seat here, but beer launching fridge is gonna get that. The Nintendo Ra [assumed spelling] versus the Sony Curio.
>> Nintendo Ra, Cinderella story.
>> Yeah, big Cinderella story there. Marv and the Paranoid Android and Johnny Five in the movie division.
>> Oh, Johnny Five.
>> Boy I got to go with Marvin there.
>> Yeah, absolutely. This is the one I still haven't decided who I'm gonna vote for though, Data from Star Trek versus Bender from Futurama.
>> Bender seems frankly kind of violent to me.
>> He's just angry, he doesn't actually kill.
>> All right.
>> So -
>> Not yet.
>> You can go cast your votes at crave.cnet.com, but you also have a crave.
>> I crave -
>> Gold. You know, I'm not, I'm not so much -
>> It's the pirate thing, yeah.
>> - about the Macbook, getting rid of my Mac Mini, I don't know, you know, whatever. But now that I know I can get my Macbook dipped in gold and crusted in diamonds, I'm taking a whole nother look at it.
>> Really? So that's what it would take to get you to swich.
>> Well, I mean I guess I would also have to pay, so that's kind of a bummer. But it's surprisingly, the reason I'm excited about this, there's this outfit called Computer Choppers, and they're the ones that would put the gold and the diamonds on the Macbook. And it's not as expensive as I thought it would be.
>> Like an American Chopper?
>> It's kind of like just the cost of another Macbook.
>> So it doubles the price, and you get gold.
>> Gold and diamonds.
>> You know, Apple should just get on this and just make it an option when you check out. Would you like to dip it in gold? Check here, you know, just add a little -
>> That's what I'm talking about, that's what I'm saying. That's very Apple'esque.
>> Would you take this outside though, even if you got one?
>> I would be blinded -
>> - if I tried to take it out.
>> Plus you might lose it. I mean talk about laptop theft. Let's go to the phones, we got Leo on the line from California. Hello Leo, thanks for joining us.
>> Hey Tom and Molly.
>> Hey there.
>> I have a question about the Nokia N eight hundred. Is it a good device for using as a calendar and task and events and stuff like that?
>> So that's the little tablety device, right?
>> The one that, it can get the internet, it doesn't actually make any calls though.
>> Yeah, well I mean it could, right? Cause it's got the internet so it could go over VoIP and, and that would work fine. I mean for, in terms of getting email and stuff like that, it, if that's all you want it to do then, then it's kind of a great device. I actually got my first look at this in the wild [assumed spelling], and the people who have it are crazy about it. They just absolutely love it, and I got to admit, it's almost like an iPod Touch, or the iPhone.
>> It's interesting how when the N eight hundred first came out, everybody's like well what would you want that for? But now we've evolved through the iPhone and then back to the iPod Touch, and now the N eight hundred looks like the super capable device. Yeah, and it kind of, and it runs on Linux, which gets people all excited, and I don't know. I mean we gave it a seven seven in our CNET reviews, seven point seven. We said the video playback was a little sub-par with no PC synchronization. But it has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, I got to say as a portable media player that's also a web device, I think this thing is looking pretty cool.
>> You know, I kind of, I kind of have to say I still want it all in one device. Like I'm not going back to the PDA.
>> So it's just the phone.
>> I need to have that phone in there. They put the phone in there, I mean the N ninety five -
>> - is probably the ultimate. If it was available, which it's supposed to be soon.
>> Yeah, I don't know.
>> All right, we got another PDA type palm device question coming from Winston in Canada. Hey Winston, thanks for joining us.
>> Hi, I'm just wondering can I put Linus on my palm drive Life drive?
>> Linux on a Life drive, yes. You absolutely can, but let me see if I can pull up exactly how. I know there's, there's a ton of different Linux distros that you can install on the different palm devices. Penguinistas [assumed spelling] are powering a PDA phone device that runs on the palm OS, or it runs on the trio actually. Let me see -
>> It looks like geek.com has a bunch of different resources for you, specifically talking about the Life drive, which is gonna be pretty handy. And there are links to the binaries and the whole works.
>> And linux.com also has a little tutorial on configuring the palm key flash drive in Linux. So a few resources, we'll throw in our show notes at blog.cnettv.com if you'll give me that link.
>> Of course.
>> You sure?
>> We'll see.
>> All right, let's, let's go and grab one more call from an old standard. It's Mitchell. Hey Mitchell, how's it going?
>> What's your question this week?
>> Well I just got a new hard drive, and whenever it's [inaudible] my computer and I turn it on, it tries to boot from it, and I'm trying to figure out how to make it so it won't do that.
>> It's an internal or an external hard drive?
>> Oh it's an external. And you've got it hooked up by USB?
>> Yeah, it sounds, you know, from a little bit of research it sounds like it, it's just, that it sometimes confuses the BIOS. The way to try to get around it, at least at bootup is to go into the BIOS on your computer and choose, it'll let you choose between startup options, and you just want to choose your hard drive. And various computers access the BIOS in different ways, in some it's F ten, in others it's, should give you a message basically at startup, it tells -
>> Yeah, for some reason your BIOS decided that your external drive is the boot drive so you just need to change that. The other thing is to unplug it.
>> Just don't have it plugged in at boot time and, I mean if you can't get it to, if you need to be able to work around it for a while, that would be the other way is to just unplug it at boot for now.
>> I'm sure Mitchell knew that though.
>> He probably knew that.
>> All right, we've got -
>> All right.
>> - Matt Mulenwig coming up, we're gonna talk to him.
>> Yes we do. But first it's time for a first look at the newest Blackberry, which has Wi-Fi.
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>> Hi, I'm Bonnie Cha, senior editor at CNET dot com, and today we're taking a first look at the RIM BlackBerry eighty eight twenty. I know a lot of you have been waiting for this, because it's the first BlackBerry to offer integrated Wi-Fi. It's another way you can connect to the web, which is good because this doesn't offer three G support. It is through AT and T, and it continues to offer Bluetooth as well as GPS, so you can use Tell it Now GPS navigator, which is their location-based service, to get turn-by-turn directions, as well as search for local businesses. Design-wise it's very similar to the eighty eight hundred, which is also available through AT and T. It's got this full QWERTY keyboard that's kind of slick, the buttons are pretty large but there isn't a lot of spacing in between so some of you might have problems. Here it is next to the BlackBerry Curve just for a reference, and we can see it's a bit bigger and wider. So it's a little awkward to hold sometimes. Very business centric device, so there's no camera. I know there's a lot of businesses preventing camera phones, but I wish there was an option for a camera. It also has push email capabilities as well as multimedia. There's a music and video player, and works with AT and T Mobile Music. Overall, good device. Like I said, very business focused, and I like the integration of Wi-Fi.
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>> As promised, we have the founder of WordPress.com here in the studio with Tom Merritt.
>> Thanks, Molly. Very excited to have you with us Matt, thanks for -
>> Very happy to be here.
>> - coming over. I know you were pretty close so it was at least convenient for you. Appreciate that. Matt is the founder of WordPress, WordPress being blogging software. It's a blogging engine, how do you want to define it actually?
>> It's personal publishing software.
>> Okay. So it's something that you can download and install yourself, or you also have a service.
>> We now have a hosted version, because WordPress was doing well, but we wanted to open it to a wider audience. So at WordPress.com you can create a blog pretty easily, and a million and a half people have done so.
>> And so that's WordPress.com if you want you guys to host it.
>> And then you just start blogging, like any of the blogger type software services out there.
>> Exactly like that.
>> But then if you want to download it and install it yourself and have a little more control over it, you could put it on your own web server -
>> Um hm.
>> - or your own web host, and that's WordPress.org.
>> So what got you into creating this WordPress software? Because I have used a lot of different blogs, and I finally ended up going to WordPress, and I run like six or seven blogs -
>> - off of WordPress now. And I, and I love it, but it's, it was, was it just a work of love to begin with, or.
>> I would say that I'm very easily annoyed.
>> I was using other blog software, like Moveable Type, at the time, and just so many things frustrated me. And there were, it was very obvious to me that doing things like better typography and using web standards, and stuff that seems really standard now but wasn't two or three years ago, was possible. And so that was WordPress.
>> Well, and you continue to come out with different revisions of it as well. The most recent is two point two?
>> And we are coming out with two point three on Monday actually.
>> On Monday, really?
>> Okay great, now I have to go and take all those seven blogs and re-upgrade. And actually that's, that's one of the interesting things. On some of my blogs I don't upgrade, I'm still running one five -
>> That scares me.
>> - on one of them. And I probably shouldn't, but it was a real simple blog and so I didn't have to add any of the extra functionality. But every time you do upgrade, I'm compelled to do almost all the rest of them, because you're always coming up with something new that's like oh you know what? I've been, that's been bugging me for a while, and now it's fixed. Is there anything in the next release like that?
>> So yeah, actually every release we have what's called the hook features -
>> Uh huh.
>> - which is something people have been asking for a while. The next one is actually tagging, we have a built-in tagging support for everything. And update notification. So let's say you're scared of upgrading cause there's a plug-in, you don't know there's a new version. WordPress will now go out and look for a new version of the plug-in and let you know if it's available, as well as for core WordPress as well. So a lot like Firefox.
>> Now there's another question I wanted to ask you that's not related to WordPress. We, we took that call about the Nokia N eight hundred -
>> - and you said you have one.
>> I, I do in fact have a Nokia eight, an eight hundred. One of my friends bought it and he sort of on a whim, late night Amazon one click I got it.
>> Uh huh.
>> And -
>> What do you think of it?
>> Not crazy about it to be honest. I've, I basically used it like once or twice, I did the video call thing feature with him, and it just stayed in my drawer ever since.
>> So it had to be, it had to be somebody else on the N eight hundred to make a video call with it?
>> I don't know if that's how it's required to work, but that's the only way I got it to work.
>> You could get it to work.
>> Do you have an iPhone?
>> I do have an iPhone, and I absolutely love it. I, I was back and forth, cause I'm a hardcore Blackberry guy, and it stole my heart eventually. iPhone's a jealous mistress.
>> What, what stole your heart over a Blackberry? Cause I went from a Motorola Razr to the iPhone, so it's not hard to see how I, I mean I'm talking about the original Razr too. But from a Blackberry, I haven't heard too many conversion stories from a Blackberry.
>> Well the way I used the Blackberry was, was not like many hardcore, I don't write a lot of email on the iPhone or on the Blackberry, I wanted something stylish. And for a while I was actually carrying around two phones, a Blackberry, big bulky Blackberry and then like a small slimmer phone. And with iPhone I combined them in one, get the music, I get you know, all the stuff that's standard I just find myself using.
>> Only carrying one device, yeah.
>> When I first got it I thought it was gonna be another N eight hundred.
>> Uh huh.
>> Yeah, I, I carried it around too for about three weeks.
>> The phone makes the difference, yeah.
>> Makes the difference.
>> Let's get back to WordPress for a second. If somebody wants to get into blogging, and they want to try out WordPress, what do you recommend? You know, what are some, some starting guidelines for newbie bloggers?
>> Starting guidelines. Well the number one thing is have some blogs that you read and love, like Crave or some CNET blogs, and sort of get a feel for their style. Two, I recommend that people start commenting on blogs, so that way they can sort of start to have interactions, and it also builds up a readership. Because when you comment on someone's blog, they're more likely to visit yours and see what's going on. And three, use good software, okay?
>> And, and would you recommend people start with the hosted situation rather than going straight into the web host?
>> Absolutely. So you go to WordPress.com, you can create one in minutes. And if you do ever decide to upgrade to your own hosting, we give you a complete file, we don't lock in your data, it's really just you download a file, you upload a file, you're done, you move.
>> Oh so you can export your posts from the hosted and go to your own -
>> That's good.
>> Because we're you know, WordPress is open source so we're not trying to lock you into anything.
>> What are some of your favorite blogs?
>> My favorite blogs. I love the -
>> You get this question I'm a lot, I'm assuming it's like being a doctor.
>> Well outside of the CNET blogs I really like Good Morning Silicon Valley, which is -
>> Oh yeah. I was just looking at this morning for the first time in forever. I used to read it religiously like back in 2000.
>> It's hilarious.
>> So it's really good. One of the guys is now at All Things D, which is a WordPress blog that's really great. And other than that probably the one I read the most would be Gadget blogs. I really like gadget to be honest.
>> Yeah. There's some good people over there, so. Well thank you Matt, I appreciate you stopping by.
>> It's my pleasure.
>> And you can find WordPress at WordPress.org, or you can get your own blog hosted online at WordPress.com. Molly?
>> Yes you can, and next up the download of the week, and an insider's secret for your PS three.
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>> We're back, CNET Live, and the phone lines are open. Give us a call, 888-900-CNET, 2638. We have a couple lines open, we're willing to take your calls.
>> Two lines open.
>> Two lines open, give a call. 888-900-CNET.
>> A couple.
>> Just two. Couple is two, yeah. It's time now for the download of the week.
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>> Download of the week is brought to you by our good friends at CNET Download.com, giving you spyware free free downloads. And of course hey, look at that, the download of the week's WordPress.
>> Hey, isn't that handy?
>> What do you know? WordPress is available through Download.com as well, as well as all kinds of other places. If you want to take a look, this is what the interface looks like. It's kind of one of the reasons I wanted to make it download. Switch back over to me. I know I got like six computers over here. All right, there's, one of the blogs that I run, and this is the interface with the dashboard, and the ability to just, you go in and you press write if you want to write a post, you can manage the comments up here, you can manage your blog role, change the presentation. So it's all very intuitive -
>> Um hm.
>> - and you're able to, to get a lot of information right here on the main screen.
>> It's true, I am on about my third WordPress blog after some fits and starts, and now I'm a total convert.
>> Fun to use, easy to play with. WordPress -
>> Pretty much.
>> - available at download.com.
>> All right, time to get to your calls, right? 1-888-CN, 900-CNET, CNET, 2638.
>> Let's go to Jordan on line two from New York. Jordan, how you doing? Thanks for holding, welcome to CNET Live.
>> So I have a Verizon V three C Razr, and every time I try to download music to it, I checked a bunch of sites and it says that I have version three firmware. Every time I did it it said it wasn't working. I have a Mac and I've read blogs about it, and it says that to flash the firmware. Is there any other way to download music besides doing that?
>> Well you've done most of the research for us there. Cause flashing the firmware is probably a good idea, especially if you're having troubles with it. And you might even want to, if it's supposed to be able to transfer and it's not doing it, you might want to take it back, see if you can get it swapped out. However, if you're like no, I want to do it myself, you could go to AskDaveTaylor.com, we'll put a link in the show notes at blog.cnettv.com, and he talks about how to hack the Bluetooth to put anything on the VC three. So it should be another way around your problem, and able to get all kinds of stuff onto your phone via Bluetooth from your Mac. You have to download a couple of data files, it's pretty intricate, pretty hacky, so I'm not gonna go into how to do it right now. But like I -
>> Is it relatively safe though?
>> You know, I make no warranties on that having never tried it. It doesn't seem like it's doing a whole lot to the phone other than placing some data files on there. But whenever you're doing something that Verizon doesn't want you to do, it's never fully safe. So you know, I, it, I'm not sure that it would violate your warranty or not.
>> Okay, thank you.
>> Okay, thanks for calling, Jordan. All right, let's go to Lettie [assumed spelling] in Dallas, Texas. Lettie, you're on CNET Live, what's your, what's your question?
>> Hey guys, how you all doing?
>> Doing all right, how are you?
>> I'm doing good, thank you. I'm just calling to see what you guys know about the new Fujitsi, Fujitsu, I'm sorry, U eight one oh, the mini UP -
>> The Lifebook?
>> Right, the new -
>> The new UM PC?
>> Yeah, I've been just kind of watching the reviews about this, it sounds like the most promising thing about it is that it's the cheapest one so far, nine ninety nine. You know, it's interesting that this UM PC category is really under fire now that there are devices like the iPhone coming out. You've got the BlackBerries now that have Wi-Fi in them. It's getting harder and harder to justify why you would want an ultra mobile laptop like sort of full fledged computer, except smaller and harder to use, over a smaller kind of internet device like the iPhone. And looking at this you know, I mean it gets pretty good reviews, but you know, we ragged on the iPhone price, but three ninety nine compared to nine ninety nine for pretty similar features.
>> I mean it is almost a laptop, it sort of betrays the idea of a UM PC -
>> - by saying like well, we're gonna make it a little more like a laptop and raise the price up closer to a laptop, until you get to the point where you're just like why not get a laptop?
>> Right, exactly. It's kind of, you know, at this point, and laptops are so small that it seems to me that this middle ground is almost no longer necessary.
>> Yeah. Matt had a little Sony Vaio that was almost the size of the Fujitsu Lifebook.
>> And it was actually you know, in some ways a little slimmer.
>> Yeah. I think I just saw an ad for like a new Toshiba that is one point four, one point seven pounds -
>> - with an optical drive. So you know, I would say, and that's obviously gonna be more expensive, two thousand dollars, twenty five hundred, but it's gonna be a full-fledged laptop, it's gonna have a real keyboard, which is apparently one of the big problems with this Fujitsu Lifebook is that they double map a lot of the keys so that they can keep that kind of keyboard space small. Well I've got a fully functional QWERTY keyboard on my trio, so it's a little hard to make a strong argument for this device.
>> Hope that helps you out, Lettie. Really the best thing to do is go read a bunch more of the reviews and make a decision for yourself, but maybe we give you a little more to work with there.
>> Got an email from Dana, writing in to CNET Live at CNET.com, and Dana says I'm filling up my PS three hard drive pretty quick. I know they've come out with a new one, but I don't have the money to buy a new PS three. I know you did a video where you showed how to put a new hard drive in a laptop, can you do the same thing with a game console? Well Dana you're in luck, yes you can. And Rich Demuro [assumed spelling] and David Carnoy [assumed spelling] just finished up a new Insider Secret to show you how to do it.
>> No matter how big your PS three's hard drive is, you can always use more storage space. And thankfully Sony made it really easy to upgrade. Hey there, I'm Rich Demuro, joined by CNET executive editor David Carnoy. And in this edition of Insider Secrets we are gonna show you how to swap out your old drive for a new bigger and better one.
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>> You'll need a few things before you start, a new higher capacity hard drive, a Phillips head screwdriver, and some sort of external drive to back up your old PS three files. So David, what kind of hard drive should we buy, and how big can we go?
>> Well the drives in the PS three are right now sixty and eighty gigs, so you obviously want to go bigger than that. The one we're using today is a hundred sixty gigabytes, and you can go as high as two hundred and fifty now. And it is a laptop drive, so they're more expensive than the desktop drives.
>> Okay, a little smaller too I guess in size-wise.
>> Not capacity.
>> Not capacity, but they are the small drives, and smaller usually means more expensive.
>> More expensive, smaller is. All right, so let's start by backing up our system. So there's a built-in backup utility on your PS three, you can find it under system settings, then select backup utility. You can either copy over all of your stuff if you have a big enough external drive, or you can just copy what you really want to save if you have a smaller flash USB device. Now keep in mind your device must be formatted FAT thirty two so your PS three can recognize it. So now what about the system settings, the login info, all that stuff? Is that onboard the PS three? Or is that in the hard drive we're pulling out?
>> That's, that's all onboard the PS three, it's really what your, your saved games, any other data that you might want to get off your hard drive, that's what you want to get off onto the external drive.
>> Okay, so there's no operating system that we need to reinstall later on?
>> No, it isn't like a situation where you have to, with TiVo for instance, you have to bless your TiVo hard drive, which is a little bit more complicated than this.
>> Okay, gotcha. Okay, so we're gonna start by taking out the old hard drive. So you want to hold down the front power button on your PS three for two seconds, and then turn off the main power switch. Then you want to unplug the AC cord and any other cables you have plugged in. Make sure your system is cooled down before you go any further. Now find the hard drive bay cover on the left side of the PS three. Use the space on the right side to pop it off. Now be careful, you can use a screwdriver if you can't really get it, but you don't want to mess up the shiny look of your system. We're gonna remove the blue screw, then raise the metal handle, and slide the disc to the right. Then you can pull it out. So your old hard drive is now in a metal frame, and there are four screws holding it in. You want to pop these screws out, don't lose them, and then put the new drive in the frame. Just be sure not to over-tighten the screws. Now slip the new drive into the bay that we took the old one out of, then slide it to the left till you hear a click. You'll know that it's in the slot it's supposed to be. Then put the blue screw back in place to lock the drive where it should be. Finally, put the bay cover back on, then attach all of your cables, and you can start up your system. Follow the on-screen instructions to format and set up the drive.
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>> You can probably buy an enclosure for it and use it as another backup drive.
>> That sounds like another Insider Secret to me David, thanks so much. I'm Rich Demuro with CNET TV, see you next time.
>> All right, somebody needs a manicure, and I think it's Carnoy.
>> Oh come now, that was a great Insider Secret and all you could do is look at his nails?
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>> I can't help it.
>> All right, do we have, we have time for at least one more call. Let's go to Peter on the line, Peter, if I can get my mouse to work. Hello Peter, are you there?
>> Hi, I'm good thanks.
>> Hey, thanks for calling in.
>> I'm building myself a computer. I've never done it before, and I'm wondering what my power supply needs will be.
>> Okay, so here we got -
>> I know.
>> - a couple of answers for you.
>> You're gonna need one.
>> Good. So you will need a power supply, Molly's made that clear. I don't know as much about building hardware as I probably ought, but the basics are you're gonna want to look at the continuous power supply rating of your power supply that you buy. They'll give you a max power rating, but that's only like the most it can give for a short period of time. You want to find the continuous rating, match that up with the power supply needs of the components you're putting in the box, and then make sure you leave yourself a little head room. You want more continuous power supply coming from that power supply than you will have needs from your box. Not only because you want to get a little head room for that stuff in case there's spikes or whatever, but also for expanding later on. You may want to swap out a graphics card that uses more power, so you want to give it a little room to grow.
>> Yeah, I found some info on this at geek.com actually. They, they, they say that a three hundred to four hundred watt power supply is pretty much what you'll probably need. And also it's good to note that AMD and Intel both have really good guidelines for the kind of power supplies that you'll need for the Athlon XP, the Pentium four, and on up, and so that'll all be in the, in the show notes. Basically get maybe, like Tom said, get a little more power than you think you're gonna need, cause the last thing you want is not enough.
>> Dare we take another call?
>> I think so.
>> Let's go to Reggie on the line. Hey Reggie, thanks for calling CNET Live.
>> Hey Tom, how's it going?
>> Doing well.
>> I'm actually looking for an iMovie software, but for a Vista based PC. Something, any PC based software that can let you edit home movies fairly easily without having to you know, know, really know an Adobe Premier type software.
>> Well I think there is, I actually think there is a light version of Premier that is worth checking out. But I have to say -
>> Is it CE or something like that?
>> Yeah, I think it's Premier CE or something like that. I have to say though as much as it kills me, I've been using, I have used Windows Movie Maker on Vista.
>> It's good now. I don't know the changes -
>> On Vista it is?
>> Under Vista, it's good. So if you're using a Vista machine, it's actually pretty great. And here's one thing that it can do that I have not found anywhere else, except I think maybe the full version of Premier. If you take a little video on your digital camera, and you take it in portrait mode and not landscape mode, Movie Maker will flip it for you.
>> Oh nice.
>> It's genius, it's this wonderful little feature. So I have to say I'm actually all for Windows Movie Maker on Vista.
>> Okay, I'll try it out.
>> It shocks me to say it, but -
>> Okay, there you go, I'm kind of shock-ed myself. All right.
>> Thank you.
>> Thanks, Reggie. Before we go, let's get in a little Best of the Web, shall we?
>> I think we shall. Best of the Web today coming to us of course from our friends at WebWear.com is Animoto [assumed spelling], which is basically a website -
>> There it is.
>> There you go, there it is.
>> That's the website.
>> That, it's a service that will turn your digital photos into a little movie. So it'll grab, it'll pull down digital photos -
>> This could be another option for Reggie.
>> That's very true actually, if you just want to make movies out of photos. It'll basically pull down photos that you've got stored in Flicker, in Facebook, in a couple other different photo services, Picassa [assumed spelling] is one. And it'll set it into a little movie for you. You can load in some music, I think they've got some royalty music there. And the movies that it makes actually look pretty cool.
>> Royalty free you mean?
>> Yeah, their own royalty free music.
>> Ahh I see, okay.
>> So it does these cool transitions, like a little better than the -
>> Now I get it, uh huh.
>> Yeah, it looks good. And it, it's free to make I think thirty second videos using twelve to fifteen photos, and then after that it's like thirty dollars a year.
>> And they're not all skateboarding energy drink laden videos, it'll take whatever pictures you have?
>> Yeah, it's your photos, yeah.
>> Like me and my dog.
>> So if you're that guy, you know, then your video will look like this.
>> Oh yeah, okay.
>> But it could be you and your dog, or me and my baby, or whatever it is. It's pretty cool, Animoto.
>> And then you can share this, you can send it around to all different kinds of people, that's cool.
>> Yeah, I think it's very, it's, it's pretty cool.
>> Now I understand. You know, when I first saw the Web [inaudible] headline I was like what? Animoto? What is that, my aunt from the Motorola Razr? But no. I like it better.
>> He did not really think that, he just made it up just now.
>> I did. And I am not making up the fact that next week we're heading outside.
>> That's good.
>> Brian Cooley will be back, and he's like I'm, I can't be inside the studio any more. We're gonna go get some fresh air, we're taking the show downstairs right here at two thirty five Second Street in San Francisco.
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So if you are in the area, drop by at one p.m. pacific, and you'll actually be able to watch the show live and in person.
>> Yeah, I got to say I also will be in the area, and here's why. Gamespot's Jeff Gursman [assumed spelling] will be down there showing off Halo Three.
>> Oh you're, we're not gonna be able to keep you away, are we? And also if you need a little bribery, we're gonna have a little car related competition of some sort with some pretty cool prizes for the folks who show up in person.
>> Not the car.
>> So, either in person you can show up at one p.m. pacific, or you can watch the stream live at four p.m. eastern, eight p.m. [inaudible]. See you next week.
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